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  • Roe v. Wade proponents mark 40th anniversary of law

    Abortion opponents marked the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision Tuesday with workshops, prayers and calls for more limits on the rights established by the Supreme Court in the landmark ruling that still defines one of the nation’s most intractable debates.

    January 23, 2013

  • computer.jpg Keeping the Internet free

    Internet freedom is not something to be taken lightly, as anyone who has tried to gain access to forbidden sites in China will tell you.

    January 22, 2013 1 Photo

  • iStock_000014646227XSmall.jpg Here's why your paycheck just shrank

    Many Americans just received their first paycheck of 2013. That sound you hear is the collective "What the . . ." they have emitted upon looking at their pay stub.

    January 22, 2013 1 Photo

  • PINBALL102.jpg Slate: Can this man save pinball?

    Pinball is just barely alive. For a small-business man from New Jersey, there was only one thing to do: Create history's greatest pinball machine, one that would introduce a new generation to the pleasures of a well-struck ramp shot.

    January 22, 2013 1 Photo

  • PHOTOS: Satellites take artistic views of Earth

    The accompanying images were taken by NASA satellites and a joint NASA/U.S. Geological Survey satellite, which orbits about 440 miles above Earth collecting data that are used to study changes in land cover, forest growth, water resources and the atmosphere.

    January 22, 2013

  • Screen shot 2013-01-21 at 3.12.10 PM.png VIDEO: Man wrestles shark away from beach

    A British man wrestled a shark away from the shallow waters of an Australian beach. Bystanders were also surprised to see the shark in a nearby creek.

    January 22, 2013 1 Photo

  • job-search.jpg SLIDESHOW: 13 hot jobs for 2013 Check out the top 13 jobs for this year according to Randstad, a global staffing organization.

    January 22, 2013

  • iStock_000002015252XSmall.jpg Naked-image scanners to be removed from U.S. airports

    The Transportation Security Administration will remove airport body scanners that privacy advocates likened to strip searches after OSI Systems Inc. couldn't write software to make passenger images less revealing.

    January 19, 2013 1 Photo

  • Screen shot 2013-01-18 at 2.06.43 PM.png VIDEO: What will the First Lady wear to the inaugural ball?

    From the frock worn by Eleanor Roosevelt to Jason Wu's gown for Michelle Obama, the dresses worn by first ladies enter the history books along with their owners.

    January 19, 2013 1 Photo

  • iStock_000019515437XSmall.jpg Threat of using 'bubble gun' gets 5-year-old suspended

    A 5-year-old kindergartner who told classmates she was going to shoot them, and then herself, with her pink gun that shoots bubbles, was grilled for three hours by school officials without her mother’s knowledge, and then suspended.

    January 19, 2013 1 Photo

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